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AFP Central Virginia Call for Monthly Program Proposals 2020


Central Virginia has talent!

You are invited to propose a program session for AFP Central Virginia’s monthly membership meetings in 2020.

Our goal for monthly programming is to provide relevant and meaningful professional development opportunities for non-profit professionals. Through our programming we aim to encourage and support excellence in fundraising and we aim to consider inclusion, diversity, equity and access in all that we do.

We ask you to consider the following questions as you put together your program proposal:

  • Who is the target audience?
  • How relevant and original is the presentation?
  • How is inclusion, diversity, equity, and access linked to the topic? 

2020 AFP Central Virginia
Program Proposal Guidelines 

Timeline

Program Proposal Submissions Due (Rolling)

                       December 9, 2019 – January 6, 2020

           Review

                       December 16, 2019 – January 13, 2020

           Decisions

                       By January 17, 2020

           Notifications

                       By January 20, 2020

 

Membership Meeting Program – Length

Monthly programs are 60 minutes long – 45 minutes for the program and 15 minutes for Q&A at the end. The format may be adapted as needed but the length of the program will not vary.

 

Proposal Submissions are Open to the Public

Submissions are open to the public, regardless of membership status.

 

Educational Value and Promotional Materials

Presenters representing companies that provide services for a fee to nonprofit organizations will be considered if the presentation topic provides overall education value to our members. Sales statements and promotional material are not permitted during the presentation.

 

How does the selection process work?

The Central Virginia AFP Programs committee is responsible for collecting and reviewing program proposals. Once all proposals have been collected and reviewed, the Programs committee will present the annual calendar to the board. Presenters will be informed of decisions via email.

 

Please note: if you have presented to the AFP Central VA Chapter within the past year, there is a one-year waiting period before presenting again.

 

The following criteria will be considered when reviewing a program proposal: 

How is the topic linked to our mission?

AFP Central Virginia's mission is to advance philanthropy by enabling people to practice effective and ethical fundraising.

 

Is the topic linked to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access?

Topics are not required to be linked to AFP’s IDEA initiative, however, priority will be given to proposals that reflect a strong link to this initiative.

 

Does the topic fall within one or more initiatives in our strategic plan?

  • To practice excellent fundraising.
  • To advocate for philanthropy as a regional value.
  • To celebrate joyful & ethical fundraising.
  • To nurture fundraising professionals.

 

Does the proposal address one of the following topics that have been identified as priority areas of interest for the Chapter?

Note: proposal does not have to address one of these topics but priority will be given to those that do or that make a strong case for why the topic proposed is relevant.

  • Nonprofit Collaboration (especially as it relates to joint fundraising strategies)
  • Board Engagement in Fundraising and Board-Hosted Events
  • Development Staff’s Role in Governance (including Board recruitment and succession)
  • Giving Days/Giving Competitions (pros and cons)
  • Strategies for Making the Ask/Addressing the “Fear” of Asking
  • Managing Up and Leading from Where You are as a Development Professional
  • Project Management/Process Improvement (as it applies to fundraising)
  • Sustainable Fundraising Practices

General Areas of Interest Also Include:

  • New Trends in Philanthropy
  • New Takes on Fundraising Basics

 

Where do I submit my proposal?

You may submit your proposal by email using the RFP Form. Email proposal to admin@afpcentralva.org.

AFP Central Virginia Chapter Events

2020 Monthly Membership Meetings and Events

February 13, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

March 12, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

April 16, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

May 14, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

June 2020 - Giving USA 2020 Presentation and Reception 
Date TBD

July 29-30, 2020 - VFRI
Richmond Marriott Hotel

September 10, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

October 8, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

November 2020 - National Philanthropy Day
Date TBD

December 10, 2020 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting
 
    As details are finalized, a link will be posted to register for each meeting. Email Ashley Landes, Chapter Administrator with questions. 

    AFP Central Virginia is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (I.D.E.A) in all Chapter activities.
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    AFP Central Virginia Past Events


    2019

    February 7, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting
    Motivations and Hesitations of High Net Worth Individuals to Philanthropic Giving 

    Speaker: Ian Patrick, Merrill Lynch
    Panelists: Alice Baker, Director of Advancement at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; Magnus Johnsson, Senior Associate Vice President for Development at VCU; and Robert Nomberg, Ed.D., President & CEO of Richmond Jewish Foundation
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    March 7, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting
    Managing Up - How to get your boss, or anyone!, excited about fundraising
    Speaker: Virginia Thumm, President, Virginia Fundraising Consultants
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    April 11, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting
    Wealth Screening: Data Driven Uses for Annual Giving Programs
    Speaker: Nick Sollog, The Sollog Group
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    May 2, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting
    On the Road to Monthly Donor Success
    Speaker: Erica Waasdorp, A Direct Solution
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    June 20, 2019 - Giving USA 2019 Presentation and Reception with AFP Central Virginia and VAFRE
    Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2018
    Speaker: Keith Curtis, The Curtis Group
    Eligible for 1.5 CFRE credits
    4:00-6:30PM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    July 24-25, 2019 - VFRI
    Richmond Marriott Hotel

    September 5, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

    Broken Ladders to Non-Profit Leadership Roles? Beyond Fundraising to Strategic, Organization-wide Roles
    Speaker: Kimberly Churches, American Association of University Women
    Eligible for 1.0 CFRE credit
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts


    October 17, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting

    Equitable, Inclusive, and Strengths-Based Language
    Speaker: Salathia Johnson, ACTS
    Eligible for 1.0 CFRE credit
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    November 14, 2019 - National Philanthropy Day
    Workshop Topic: Preparing for the Future of Family Philanthropy
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Moody
    Panelists: Becky Massey, Nancy Belleman, and Pamela Royal, MD
    Eligible for 1.75 CFRE credits
    Greater Richmond Convention Center

    December 5, 2019 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting
    8:00-9:30AM
    Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

    2018

    February 1, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Storytelling: A Powerful Way to Connect with Your Donors
    Speakers: Pam Kiecker Royall, Ph.D. and Melina Davis-Martin
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    March 1, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Looking for New Major Gift Prospects? You Work with Them Every Day!
    Panel Participants: Loren Hatcher, Marianne McGhee, and Jamie Seagraves
    Panel Moderator: Eleanor Sharp Jones
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    April 5, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: A Balancing Act: Equity and Major Gift Fundraising
    Panel Participants: Dr. Risha R. Berry, Jenny Friar, and Michelle Thomson
    Panel Moderator: Amanda Kennedy
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    May 3, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: The One-Minute Fundraiser
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    June 21, 2018 - Giving USA Presentation and Reception
    Sponsored by AFP-Central Virginia Chapter, DonorSearch, and VAFRE
    Speaker: Keith Curtis
    4:00-7:00PM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    July 18-19, 2018 - VFRI

    September 6, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Beyond Just Fundraising: The Impact of AFP In Philanthropy, the Workplace and the World
    Speaker: Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA, President and CEO of AFP
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    October 4, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Seamless Board Engagement: Your Board and Fundraising
    Speakers: Amy Nisenson and Nannette Shor
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center

    November 16, 2018 - National Philanthropy Day
    9:00AM-1:30PM
    Greater Richmond Convention Center

    December 6, 2018 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting
    8:00-9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center


    2017
     

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Why is Philanthropy Important?
    8:00-9:30AM
    SPARC

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: What Happens When You Are Asked to Give the Gift Back?
    8:00AM - 9:30AM

    Charterhouse School Auditorium at UMFS

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: What is Reputation and Why is It Important?
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Richmond Memorial Health Foundation

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: The Effect of Federal Policy on Nonprofit Service Delivery and Fundraising
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Virginia Community Healthcare Association

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Giving USA 2017
    8:00 - 10:00AM
    VMFA

    July 19-20, 2017 – VFRI

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Trust, Ethics and Public Policy
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    SPARC

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: The Funny, the Awkward and the Unforgettable: Fundraiser Tales
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Virginia Community Healthcare Association

    Friday, November 17, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter National Philanthropy Day

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center


    2016

    Thursday, January 28, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Why Is Philanthropy Important? A Dialogue with Philanthropists
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Downtown YMCA

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Creating Positive Change in the Community through Advocacy
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Downtown YMCA

    Thursday, March 24, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: What Does it Mean To Engage Those Different From Ourselves? Bridging the Generation Gap
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Downtown YMCA
    This session was approved for 1 hour of CFRE credit.

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: The Power of Staying: Benefits to Career and Organization
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Downtown YMCA

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Peer Learning: Thought Leadership
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Downtown YMCA

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: GivingUSA 2016 Review: Perspectives on Philanthropy and Today's Philanthropic Landscape
    Brought to you by CCS Fundraising.
    8:00 - 10:00AM
    This program qualified for 1.5 hours of CFRE credit.
    Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Reynolds Lecture Hall

    July 27-28, 2016 – VFRI

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Peer Learning Circles: Culture of Philanthropy in Action
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Virginia Historical Society

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: How Stories Will Enhance Your Fundraising Efforts
    8:00 - 9:30AM 
    Virginia Historical Society

    Thursday, October 27, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Membership Meeting: Why Advocacy Matters
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Virginia Historical Society

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - AFP Central Virginia Chapter Annual Meeting
    8:00 - 9:30AM
    Virginia Historical Society